Monday, August 27, 2012

Liebster award, it's all about me and cheers

Dear Scarlet awarded this to me, so I thought I'd give it a go.  She said some nice things about me and my blog here.  So sweet!   She's a definite Liebster herself, which translates to darling, sweetheart or dearest one.  Now I am to tell five interesting things about myself.  Oh my, is there anything you don't already know?  In any event - here goes: 

    1. I claim Milledgeville, Georgia as my hometown - we moved there when I was six months old.  (I was born in Macon, Georgia - which is also the opening line of an old song, if you're into that kind of thing.)  Milledgeville is home to a rather large mental institution and prison, outside of town, and I took a lot of ribbing for that when I moved to Atlanta as an adult.  But I am proud of it for being the "antebellum" capital of Georgia, from 1803 to 1864.  It is full of history.  It  is also home of the famous writer Flannery O'Connor and is where Oliver Hardy began his career.
    2. Much to my late mother's chagrin, I didn't go to church in Atlanta until about 11 years ago.  I was part of what is known here in the States as the 9/11 effect - I sought out church for comfort, but wandered into one that became home immediately.  And they asked me to be a church Elder a five years ago (no one was more surprised than me.)  
    3. I record the New York Times Book Review for the Georgia Radio Reading Service for the Blind. It airs every Sunday night.  I've been volunteering there for 20 years.  Last week at the volunteer workshop I attended, I got a collective "Oooh" for that as we all introduced ourselves.  One man asked me how I got such a plum assignment and I replied that I got that after a lot of years of reading newspapers and Sunday Shopper (coupons!)
    4. I'd rather read than eat.  (Let me think about that statement a little more.)  :)  I was read to so much as a child that they realized I already knew how to read on my first day of school in first grade.  So I got to be in a "reading group" by myself.  I've always got at least three books going at the same time now.
    5. I am not at all athletic, but I like to walk and listen to music after work.  And I love walking with Laura and Janice on weekend mornings - we are a school counselor for special needs children, an orthodontist and printer girl.  We have very different lives, but are the same in that we look for good things every day.  
That's it.  I am supposed to award this to five other bloggers, but I think this one has made the rounds of our circle of bloggers, so consider yourself awarded if you'd like to do it.  Cheers!


Chatty Crone said...

Congratulations. You'd rather read then eat!?? And I'm glad you found church whenever you did. I loved to learn more about YOU! sandie

Jannie Funster said...

Dear Printer Girl, Church Eldress & Reader Extraordinaire...

I enjoyed this post and hope you have a day as great as you are.


Louvregirl said...

Nice to learn a bit more about you, Lynn! I love your volunteer work, especially. I knew the part about Milledgeville being your home town!

The weather in the High Country is gor-gor-gorgeous now! Sunny and not too hot.
lg :-)

happygirl said...

I had to look up antebellum in the dictionary. I guess we don't use that work up here in the north. I'm glad you found comfort in Christ after 9/11. I wish I'd rather read than eat. I'm going to need to work on that.

Fireblossom said...

Always nice to know a little more about our Lynn. :-

Fireblossom said...

That was supposed to be a smiley.


Lynn said...

Sandie -

That's why I said I needed to think more about that statement. :)

Jannie -

I hope you are having a great day, too, my friend.


lg -

Thanks, lg! I will be in the High Country this weekend - so looking forward to those lovely mornings.

happygirl -

I suppose not many people use the word antebellum anywhere - it's just always used to describe my home town. :)

FB -

Thanks FB! Love that smiley!

Riot Kitty said...

That is so neat about the book reviews! I didn't know that about church, either.

Elephant's Child said...

What a wonderful post. It was such aa delight to read, and you are more than deserving of the Liebster Award.
I love your voluntary work - and it is nice to find someone else who always has multiple books on the go. Thank you.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Good job on the award!
I didn't know you were part of the post 911 returnees to faith. I don't go to a church, but was profoundly effected spiritually from 911 myself.

I was slowed way down on fiction reading the past few decades until about 3 years ago. BBM is a speedy reader. Tough to find books she hasn't read- some novels done in under 3 hours.
I like to do both at once- kill 2 birds...
I recently did the Leibster version with 11 questions... in case anyone else is interested

Leonora said...

It's nice to know you a little better, Lynn!
The book review readings make me think you must have a very nice voice : )

Maude Lynn said...

I would rather read than eat, too!

Ileana said...

Love that you volunteer reading for the blind...that is an "ooooh" moment for us as well. :)

I seem to be reading a few books at a time myself these days...including a Spanish text book, a Spanish novel and a classic drawing book.

You have a big heart, my friend, and I was right about you, you do inspire and bring out the best in everything and everyone around you. LOVE that about you and that's why your blog is a big hit with me!

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

For a while - I was a "fill in" or "utility" reader. When people were out on vacation, I'd do their program. One day, they asked if I'd do the NY Times Book Review. I said, "of course, it's my favorite anyway." Turned out - they needed someone to fill that position and I've been reading it ever since - more than 10 years now.

The Elephant's Child -

I love that you have your reading list on your blog - a fellow voracious reader.

Snaggle -

Yes - I enjoyed reading your Liebsterness, too. :) That one got around, didn't it?

Lynn said...

Leonora -

Some say I have a nice voice - I hope so. :) I spoke with Jannie on the phone one day and she said, "You have a Southern accent!" That I do, but not Paula Deen southern.

MZ -

Another fellow voracious reader. :)

Lynn said...

Scarlet -

I can say the same about you, my friend. Thank you for being such a faithful friend, too.

Louvregirl said...

Lynn! Where will you be in the High Country?

Granny-Guru said...

My father-in-law subscribed to the audio books for the blind program. He lived in Hogansville, a little southwest of Atlanta. He lost his sight to glaucoma. It is a wonderful program, thanks to all the readers.

Lynn said...

lg -

I'll be in Clay County, North Carolina. A friend is going with me this time. I'm hoping it will be nice and cool up there. :)

Granny Guru -

I love it when the listeners come to volunteer functions. It's why I do it - for them.

Granny Annie said...

You are such a Liebster! I was also honored by Scarlet with this award. You have responded well.

We too live withing spitting distance of what used to be the most famous mental hospital in the state. Still if you say you are from (or near) that town, you get laughs from some of the older citizens.

You did a great job with the challenge.

Louvregirl said...

Lynn~ At 4000 it has been lovely! In the mid 70's and cooler at night.